Assessment

NJSLA-ELA & Mathematics

  • The NJSLA-ELA & Math assessments were originally created through the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), which was a consortium of states that worked together to develop assessments to measure student achievement in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics.  The NJSLA-ELA & Math assessments are based on the learning standards contained in the New Jersey Student Learning Standards (NJSLS) for grades 3-10. 

    These state mandated 21st Century assessments are computer-based to make use of innovative technology. The NJSLA-ELA & Math test is administered annually during the morning session anywhere from three to five days depending on grade level. 

    Individual Student Reports (ISR) are published annually in September.  See links below for web resources to assist parents with understanding these state reports:

    http://www.understandthescore.org/

    http://www.state.nj.us/education/assessment/parents/

       Science

    NJSLA-Science (formerly NJASK)

    The New Jersey Student Learning Assessment (NJSLA) for Science is a state-mandated annual assessment administered to all students in grades 5, 8 and 11.  Assessments are designed to evaluate student proficiency in meeting the NJ Student Learning Standards in the area of Science.  This assessment is administered annually, typically in May, during the morning session on two school days.  A Parent, Student, and Teacher Information Guide is distributed in order to provide additional information, along with sample questions and answers.  ISRs are published annually in September.

    The following links have more information on the state assessment programs:

    https://www.nj.gov/education/assessment/

    www.measurementincorporated.com

         Testing

    Assessment Dates

    The following is a link to the state assessment calendar:

    https://www.nj.gov/education/assessment/20192020TestingCalendar.pdf